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Budget 2018: Labour MPs rebel to oppose tax cut plan

Image copyright Getty/Reuters Twenty Labour MPs have rebelled against the party leadership to vote against the government’s changes to income tax. Yvette Cooper, Stella Creasy, David Lammy and Lucy Powell were among those who defied an instruction from Labour’s leadership to abstain on the vote. Many had expressed concern about backing a package which raised […]

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Arron Banks faces Brexit referendum spending probe

Image copyright PA The National Crime Agency is investigating Arron Banks and his Leave.EU campaign for alleged offences committed at the 2016 EU referendum. Mr Banks and another senior campaign figure, Liz Bilney, were referred to the agency by the Electoral Commission. The watchdog said it suspected Mr Banks was not the “true source” of […]

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Labour says it would end the welfare freeze

Image copyright AFP/Getty Labour says it would end the freeze in working-age benefits if it wins the next general election. The policy was not included in the party’s last manifesto, but at Prime Minister’s Questions, Jeremy Corbyn said he “would have ended the benefit freeze” if he had won the election. Labour later said it […]